At Alta Vista, we believe the purpose of baptism is to publicly identify a believer in Jesus Christ. Some may well ask the question: “What about the significance of my baptism as a baby?” In the Bible we find parents bringing their children to Jesus. He held them and prayed for them and told us to welcome them. But he did not baptize them, and he didn’t tell anyone else to baptize them. Baptism is for those who have made a personal decision to trust Christ alone for their salvation.
We do believe in child dedication whereby God’s blessing is formally invoked upon the children, and the parents publicly commit themselves to raise the children in accordance with the teachings of Scripture.
If you want to learn more about child dedication, or have your child dedicated, please contact us.